Biography

Peter is a Director in Preti Flaherty's Concord, New Hampshire office where he focuses his practice on:

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Professional Liability
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

He has extensive jury trial experience in the state and federal courts and with hearings before administrative agencies. He advises businesses on employment and other matters and handles internal investigations. Peter serves as Chair of Preti Flaherty's Professional Development Committee, is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Commercial Litigation. Peter is a member of the New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board and the District of New Hampshire's Federal Court Advisory Committee, and he recently served on the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel.

A New Hampshire native, he resides in Concord with his wife Tenley.

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers 
  • New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board 
  • Federal Court Advisory Committee
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Committee
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice

Honors & Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Board of Directors, New England Chapter of the Villanova Law Alumni Association
  • Former Chair, Board of Directors, Havenwood Heritage Heights, a Continuing Care Retirement Community

Firm Highlights

News

Preti Flaherty Attorney Benjamin S. Piper Promoted to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named attorney Benjamin S. Piper as a partner. Ben is a member of the firm's Environmental, Litigation, and Media Law Practice Groups and works...

Press Coverage

Bangor superintendent blocked BDN reporter on Twitter after critical news coverage

In an apparent violation of the First Amendment, Bangor schools superintendent Betsy Webb temporarily blocked a journalist on Twitter following a report that news of a student suicide was announced over the loudspeaker at...

Event

Ken Rubinstein to Present at Boston Bar Association Brown Bag Lunch

2019 AIA A133 CM at Risk with a Guaranteed Maximum Price – Updates You Should Be Aware Of Ken Rubinstein will present an update on the provisions and implications of the new AIA form...

Publication

Bankruptcy Alert: Significant Implications of the New Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311) On August 23, 2019, President Trump signed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311) (the “SBRA”) into law.  Lenders should be aware of the...

Event

Tony Manhart and Jason Howe Present Top Ten Construction Contract Tips for ABC of Maine

As part of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Maine Contractor Series, Preti Flaherty attorneys Tony Manhart and Jason Howe will present the Top Ten tips for AIA contracts. ABC is a national association with 72...

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Government Relations Liaison Andrew I. Roth-Wells to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Andrew I. Roth-Wells has joined the firm as a Government Relations Liaison. Andrew will help manage legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts for the firm’s Government Affairs Team...

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Maine WC Alert: Updated Version of Notice of Controversy (WCB-9) Must Be Used Effective February 1, 2020

Following the recent statutory changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act, the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has updated the language in Box 22 of the Notice of Controversy. This new version should be used as...

Publication

Maine WC Appellate Division Addresses Refusal of Suitable Work and Notice

The Maine Workers' Compensation Appellate Division recently addressed cases dealing with refusal of suitable work and notice. Both decisions rely heavily on the specific facts of each case. In the context of a refusal...

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Maine WC Alert: MAE Unit Publishes Guidance on Compliance with Recent Amendments

The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board’s Monitoring, Audit & Enforcement Unit has issued a document to provide guidance on complying with certain recent amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act in P.L. 2019, c. 344 (LD...

News

David B. Van Slyke Named Preti Flaherty Managing Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that, in a unanimous vote, the firm’s partnership has elected attorney David B. Van Slyke as its incoming Managing Partner. David is one of the preeminent environmental lawyers...